Ah, well, my lofty goals for blogging twice a week have yet to come to fruition-- but here I am tonight, and I guess that's better than nothing, right?
First off, I should mention that there are big plans for me and my family this summer. I have been cast as Miss Stacy in the Charlottetown Festival production of "Anne of Green Gables". This is truly a dream role, in a dream locale, with a wonderful company and an excellent director. That said, this is not going to be easy! I leave for the Island in two weeks, and Quillan will join me with the girls when school ends. That means he is on his own for a month, and I am without my family. Then they are all trucking east where I'm sure we will have a dreamy summer-- it's just getting us all packed and moved 19 hours east that is the challenge! I am nervous about being away from them for so long. As a matter of fact, I plan to fly my dog out to keep me company! Thank goodness for skype...
Before I leave, I am determined to do a little sewing for me! I have made the girls a few things in the last little bit, but I am still chickening out when it comes to moi. This may have to do with my fear of darts/zippers/buttons/lining... you name it. Still, when I look at some of my fave on-line stores, I know that I can create some pretty great knock offs. Here are a few of my plans...and a few of my sewing dreams!
From The Gap:
This dress is linen. I have something similar in cotton, and I'm pretty sure I can make this-- although with a more sedate fabric. I am the queen of elastic casing, and I think that's the hardest part of this dress.
Slightly more complicated, I still think this is mostly a long sleeveless top with a drawstring. Note to self: Don't forget the pockets.
The Gap again:
I bought some really cute striped knit fabric that would work well for this style. I think I will make the top a tank, though. The drawstring is great for creating a waist, although I might make it more empire.
And finally, my dream sew from JCrew:
I tried this on when I was in NYC and it was to DIE for! The price tag was a little crazy, though. This is a pretty simple tunic dress. I have a pattern...maybe that's what I will do with my evenings when I'm on my own for a month!
More sewing coming up. I made a cute dress for Audrey the other day. When Lily's is done I will post them both!